Free Gym Access During ‘Red, White and Ripped’

Employees can use Duke’s Brodie and Wilson centers July 12 to 20

Duke employees can enjoy free access to Brodie and Wilson recreation centers from July 12 to 20.

Duke Recreation and Physical Education want you to know it’s not too late to work on that beach body for summer.

From July 12 to 20, Duke Recreation will provide free admission to all Duke employees to the Brodie and Wilson recreation centers as part of its “Red, White and Ripped” member appreciation week.

Starting with a kickoff party at the Central Campus pool, faculty and staff will have a week’s worth of free fitness activities in addition to access to indoor gyms, pools and classes with a valid DukeCard.

“We’re always looking for ways to expose our offerings to staff and faculty, so we hope they’ll take the opportunity to see where we are and learn about our fitness options,” said Felicia Tittle, executive director of Recreation and Physical Education.

The week’s kick-off party, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12 at the Central Campus pool, will feature hot dogs and refreshments. Entry to the party is free for Duke community members with a valid DukeCard. Guests are also allowed.

During Red, White and Ripped, faculty and staff can enter either Brodie or Wilson recreation center by showing their DukeCard and signing a waiver. Guests over 10-years old are welcome, if accompanied by someone with a valid DukeCard.

In addition to free entry to Brodie and Wilson recreation centers, employees can also join fitness instructors for special classes throughout the week:

Wilson Recreation CenterJuly 14 and 16, 6:15 a.m.Cycle class and breakfast served from 6 to 9 a.m.

Brodie Recreation CenterJuly 15 and 17, 7 a.m.East Campus group walk

Duke Recreation has a full schedule of events on this flier.

“Now is the perfect time to see what we offer,” Tittle said. “Our facilities are within walking distance or a short bus ride away and offer easy access to stay well and healthy.”